Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) at Carolina Panthers (3-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Bank of America Stadium)
The Line: Carolina Panthers -3 -- Over/Under: 44 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday afternoon in a NFL game at Bank of America Stadium.
The Kansas City Chiefs look for their third road victory of the season to build on their four-game winning streak. The Kansas City Chiefs have won six of their last eight regular season road games. Alex Smith is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 1,638 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Smith has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Travis Kelce and Jeremy Maclin have combined for 811 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Chris Conley has 26 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 100.8 yards per contest, and Spencer Ware leads the way with 511 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 18.9 points and 369.3 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 61 tackles, Dee Ford has nine sacks and Daniel Sorensen has two interceptions.
The Carolina Panthers look for their third straight victory to get back in the NFC wild card race. The Carolina Panthers have won 10 of their last 12 regular season home games. Cam Newton is completing 57.7 percent of his passes for 1,733 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Newton has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Greg Olsen and Kelvin Benjamin have combined for 1,216 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Ted Ginn Jr. has 24 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 115.8 yards per contest, and Jonathan Stewart leads the way with 295 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 25.8 points and 363.5 yards per game. Luke Kuechly leads the Carolina Panthers with 80 tackles, Star Lotulelei has four sacks and Thomas Davis has two interceptions.
The Chiefs are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Panthers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Chiefs have been one of the more consistent teams in the AFC this season and have to keep winning in order to stay in the AFC West race. However, the Carolina Panthers are finally showing signs of turning things around and have shown they're one of the tougher teams in the NFL to beat at home. The Panthers and the small line has to be the play here, as I see Carolina making a run down the stretch and possibly sneaking into the playoffs.